Michelle Obama, US first lady, and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree to the White House in Washington. The 18.5ft Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Read more
A Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West in New York during a Thanksgiving parade
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Johnathan Glisson, top, and Ben Davidson, workers for Clark Sales Display erect the frame of a 48 ft Christmas tree in North Straub Park, St Petersburg, Florida. The tree will have 400 lights and 1,500 ornaments. A ceremony to light the tree will be held on Friday. Read more
A nightime aerial view of downtown in the US city of Chicago
Zombies cross over Manhattan bridge as they head to Times Square for the launch of Xbox One
President Barack Obama awards former president Bill Clinton with the presidential medal of freedom on Wednesday, during a ceremony at the White House, Washington.
Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb of São Gonçalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bay was home to a thriving artisanal fishing industry and popular palm-lined beaches as recently as the late-1970s, but has become a watery dump for waste from shipyards and two commercial ports. Read more
James Getty, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, stands before a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, in Gettysburg, Pa. Lincoln’s speech was first delivered in Gettysburg nearly five months after the major battle that left tens of thousands of men wounded, dead or missing. Getty is scheduled to deliver the Gettysburg Address at Tuesday’s ceremony.
A Pataxo Indian celebrates after his tribe defeated their competitors in a tug of war competition during the 12th Indigenous Games in Cuiaba, Brazil. More than 1,500 participants from 48 Brazilian tribes, as well as from more than a dozen other nations, descended this week on Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso state, for the games that end on Saturday. Read more
A demonstrator argues with a police officer at a protest against Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) during a campaign event in Santiago, capital of Chile.